Agent success for 2021 graduates

We are thrilled that 98% of our undergraduate Acting, Musical Theatre and Actor Musicianship 2021 alumni have secured agent representation.

Working with Industry Liaison Manager Neil Rutherford, our students spend much of their time at Mountview developing industry-focused skills alongside honing their performance craft. The third year sees particular emphasis on industry, as students prepare to move from the world of training into the world of work. Such high levels of agency signings are a testament to the students’ commitment to this element of their training, and their preparedness in approaching and building relationships with agent contacts.

Our 2021 alumni have already gone onto a range of exciting projects since leaving Mountview.

Taya Ming

Photo by Ikin Yum © RSC

Taya Ming currently stars as Hero in Royal Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing, soon to be broadcast on BBC iPlayer.

Shahbaaz Khan has also been taking on Shakespeare, playing Malcolm in Macbeth at Leeds Playhouse this month.

Meanwhile, Tashinga Bepete stars as Ferdinand in The Tempest at The Pleasance.

Fellow BA Acting grad Tom Page is currently in the cast of Small Island at National Theatre.

Opening to rave reviews, Spring Awakening took to the Almeida stage in December last year, featuring 2021 Acting grad Maia Tamrakar.

Coming up in April, Déja J. Bowens joins the cast of Marys Seacole at Donmar Warehouse.

BA Actor-Musicianship alum Lucy Munden continues touring the UK this summer, starring as Ariel in Footloose The Musical.

Spring Awakening at the Almeida

Fellow actor-muso Charlotte Grayson spent the 2021 festive period performing in A Christmas Carol at Dundee Rep.

Just days after finishing his Musical Theatre studies, Ben Joyce began rehearsals for Jersey Boys, where he has starred as Frankie Valli in the West End production ever since.

Down the road at Sondheim Theatre, Sha Dessi stars as Eponine in Les Misérables, as fellow 2021 grad Nathania Ong plays the role in the touring production.

Elsewhere in the West End, Daniel Luiz performs in the ensemble of The Prince of Egypt.

Photo by Guy J Sanders

Kaine Lawrence returns to his role in For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy when it transfers to the Royal Court this month, after its run at the New Diorama last year.

Haroun Al Jeddal starred in Broken Wings at Charing Cross Theatre alongside fellow 2021 grad Ayesha Patel, not long after his time in the cast of Grease UK Tour in 2021.

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